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RV College of Architecture (RVCA), established in 1992, as Department of Architecture in RV College of Engineering (RVCE), Bengaluru. In 1995, the department shifted to an independent new building within the RVCE campus. The department obtained autonomy and renamed to R.V School of Architecture in 2009. Later in the same year, Council of Architecture (COA), India, approved its re-designation to R.V College of Architecture.

In 2014, it shifted to a new campus with affiliation to Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi, Karnataka. The new campus is an iconic example of contemporary architecture. It contains Academic Block class rooms, seminar halls & studios, Administration Block & Hostel Block.


An architecture institute par excellence, nurturing academics, profession and research for a sustainable contemporary society.



Produce a class of professionals with creative thinking and questioning attitude towards appropriate architecture. A centre of excellence for architectural and urban design studies by bringing the best teaching talent, infrastructure and technologies together. A crucible for promoting research activities in thrust areas of architecture and allied discipline for societal benefits. Share the benefit of intellectual and professional capabilities with society by establishing institutional consultancy. Assimilate latest academic developments, pedagogy and learning through international exchange programs. Synergize with premier research institutions, architectural firms and industry.